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  Children's Hearing and Speech Director Appointed as President of ASHA
October 3, 2008

For Immediate Release: October 3, 2008

Washington, DC - Tommie L. Robinson Jr, PhD, CCC-SLP, director of the Children's National Medical Center's Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders, was elected 2009 president-elect of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA is the professional, scientific and credentialing association for more than 130,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language and hearing scientists.

This position is for three years with titles of president-elect, president and past-president, respectively.

Contact Paula Darte, Public Relations, 202-476-4500.

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